September 24, 2004

Thus Sprach the Dauphin

Therefore, I say 'tis meet we all go forth
To view the sick and feeble parts of France:
And let us do it with no show of fear;
No, with no more than if we heard that England
Were busied with a Whitsun morris-dance:
For, my good liege, she is so idly king'd,
Her sceptre so fantastically borne
By a vain, giddy, shallow, humorous youth,
That fear attends her not.

I offer this excerpt to greet the news that Prince Hal to join the army is released one month and a day before the anniversary of St. Crispian's Day.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 24, 2004 01:25 PM